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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by joergsporer, Apr 19, 2001.
What happens to my 4 Ohm speaker if I use it with an 8 Ohm amp? Can I damage something?
your amp will destroy itself !!
the current asked by the speaker will be to high !
if you have a 8 ohm speaker or higher then there is no problem . If you still want to use this speaker
connect a same one serial then you'll get
4 + 4 = 8
Do you mean that your amp is not meant to be run at less than an 8 ohm load? That would be very unusual for a modern bass amp. Most have 4 or 2 ohm power ratings. What amp do you have?
To underscore what Basswou said, if the amp has a minimum impedance rating of 8 ohms and you run a cab from it that is rated at 4 ohms, the amp will overheat and fry itself.
His serial method will definitely work fine, but you're better off using cabinets that are propely matched to the amp.
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